noun, verb (used with or without object) Chiefly British.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of harbor
Synonyms for harbor
Examples from the Web for harbouring
Historical Examples of harbouring
No doubt it is to make us all afraid of harbouring fugitives.Two Daring Young Patriots
W. P. Shervill
My father was well aware of the danger he ran in harbouring Dio.With Axe and Rifle
He sentenced the lady Lesly for harbouring a stranger one night.Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)
Modern Hinduism is also guilty of harbouring and fostering immorality.India, Its Life and Thought
John P. Jones
This comes of harbouring a strange Phrygian in an honest household.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar
Word Origin for harbour
Old English hereborgian, cognate with Old Norse herbergja, Old High German heribergon, Middle Dutch herbergen; see harbor (n.). Figuratively, of thoughts, etc., from late 14c. Related: Harbored; harboring.
"lodging for ships," early 12c., probably from Old English herebeorg "lodgings, quarters," from here "army, host" (see harry) + beorg "refuge, shelter" (related to beorgan "save, preserve;" see bury); perhaps modeled on Old Norse herbergi "room, lodgings, quarters." Sense shifted in Middle English to "refuge, lodgings," then to "place of shelter for ships."